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[Closed] wpForo 2.0 is released!

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Robert
(@robert)
Support Team Admin
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We're excited to announce the wpForo v2.0 stable version is released.

It's been one year since the last update! Thank you for your huge patience. Again, we apologize for this long delay. There were lots of interruptions, we didn't work for a long period because of three COVID waves and big holidays. wpForo 2 core is fully re-developed, so we created a brand-new forum plugin with improved existing features and plus lots of new ones.

 

IMPORTANT!

  • Please deactivate current addons or update them to 3.0.0 version before updating wpForo to 2.0.x
  • This is a major update with fully changed forum theme.
  • This update will remove forum template and CSS customizations.
  • After the update, please delete all caches and purge CDN if you have.
  • Please read the "Update to wpForo v2 Instruction" before updating the plugin.

 

Main Changes

 

Multi-Board System

Allows to create multiple separate forum boards in the same WordPress website. You can create fully separate forums in different pages. Description: https://wpforo.com/docs/wpforo-v2/categories-and-forums/forum-boards/

 

Multi-Language Support

Using the multi-board system, you can create multiple separate forums for each language of your website. Each forum will have separate forum page, categories, forums and threads, but users will be the same for all forum boards.

 

New Theme (2022) with Redesigned Layouts

wpForo v2 comes with new 2022 theme and with completely redesigned forum layouts and style. It brings a modern and clean look to all 4 forum layouts (Extended, Simplified, Q&A and Threaded). Description: https://wpforo.com/docs/wpforo-v2/categories-and-forums/forum-layouts/

Extended Layout

Simplified layout

 

Question & Answer Layout

 

Threaded Layout

 

Topic Overview and Stat Panel

This is a small panel on the top of all topics, which provides lots of quick information about the topic. Different statistic information and a quick tree of the whole topic with discussion threads and nested replies in one place. This makes it very easy and fast to find the posts you need in the topic.

 

New Member Profile System

It's fully changed with new features and modern design, becoming sitewide profile system, so in most cases you won't need to use other profile builder plugins. Description: https://wpforo.com/docs/wpforo-v2/settings/member-profile/#profile-page

 

 

New Dashboard Settings Page

We've re-grouped and re-designed wpForo settings, now it's very easy to find the option you want, also you can search options using the live search field. So, managing of your forum has become very easy and fast. Description: https://wpforo.com/docs/wpforo-v2/settings/

 

Spam Protection

New Registered User Approval: this feature will keep new registered users inactive until they are not activated by forum administrate. It's disabled by default, you can manage this option in the Login & Registration admin page.

Minimum number of approved posts to be able to edit own profile: This is another great spam protection feature. In most cases spammers register and do their spam in the profile page, they create spam profile pages with lots of links and spam content. They use “About”, “Website” and “Signature” profile fields. This option will stop users editing their profile information unless they have more than the minimum number of approved posts. Thus, you can prevent creating of spam profile pages.

Description: https://wpforo.com/docs/wpforo-v2/settings/spam-protection/

 

2.0.5 Changes

  • Added: Topic and Post dislike notification
  • Added: ID’s to forum wrappers on forum home page
  • Fixed Bug: Forum access “Can Like” doesn’t work
  • Fixed Bug: Email shortcode rendering issue
  • Fixed Bug: Loosing theme settings when the General Settings are updated
  • Fixed Bug: WordPress author URL problem /participant/anonymous/
  • Fixed Bug: Admin note “wpForo Installation Status”
  • Fixed Bug: User avatar issue in “Profile & Notifications” Widget

 

2.0.4 Changes

  • Added: Separate navigation menu and Menu Location for each board
  • Added: Limit suggested topics
  • Changed: Hide suggested topics when user left the title field
  • Fixed Bug: Language conflict with other plugins in AJAX requests
  • Fixed Bug: JS/CSS file conflict in dashboard
  • Fixed Bug: 404 error when Polyglot plugin is used with single board
  • Fixed Bug: PHP Notice / Trying to get property ‘roles’ of non-object in hooks.php on line 22

 

2.0.3 Changes

  • Fixed Bug: Problem with get_locale() function
  • Fixed Bug: Deactivate old addons and don’t allow activating them to avoid fatal errors
  • Fixed Bug: Revert the lost sidebar after updating to v2.0

 

2.0.2 Changes

  • Updated: Deactivate old addons before updating wpForo to avoid Fatal Errors
  • Fixed bug: Problems with Topics and Posts short URLs
  • Fixed bug: Hide like / dislike buttons for non-loggedin users.

 

2.0.1 Changes

  • Added: Redesigned Members Directory
  • Added: AJAX powered profile actions and sub-tabs
  • Added: Point based user reputation collected on new topic, post, like, dislike
  • Added: User following with corresponding (following and followers) tabs in profile
  • Added: User ban and edit buttons in users profile pages
  • Added: User soft and full deleting option
  • Added: Mute button to disable email notifications on user mentioning in posts
  • Added: Profile cover image
  • Added: Last login information on the profile page
  • Added: Separated sub-tabs All/Topics/Posts in Profile > Activity Tab
  • Added: Favored Tab with Bookmarks/Likes/Dislikes sub-tabs
  • Added: User profile page without forum header and footer
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  • Topic Overview: on the top of topics with quick stat and a tree of nested replies
  • Added: Topic specific statistics with participants and likes count
  • Added: Topic suggestion while typing topic title in new topic creation form
  • Added: Topic and Post bookmarking button allows adding them in "favored" list
  • Added: Topic managing buttons are moved from the first post to the top of all pages
  • Added: Topic and Posts Dislike button with new ui/ux
  • Added: Topic/Post filter in Dashboard > wpForo > Moderation admin page
  • Added: H1 headers in topic tags page
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  • Added: Forum cover image, available for all layouts
  • Added: [Add Topic] button to all layouts on the forum home page
  • Added: Forum Jump dropdown in topics footer area
  • Added: Category and Forums widget with an option to display as dropdown
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  • Added: Settings boxes grouping related options
  • Added: Settings live search field, jumping to found setting page
  • Antispam: Check links in topic custom fields and in signatures for auto moderation
  • Antispam: Option to set minimum number of approved posts to be able to edit own profile. Doesn't allow spammers to create spam profile pages with lots of links and spam content.
  • Added: Toggle to keep collapsed wpForo menu shortcodes in Menus admin page
  • Added: New social network meta tag "og:local" in forum and topic pages
  • Added: Dashboard notification to exclude forum for 7 popular cache plugins
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  • Lots of options have been added in wpForo Settings
  • Lots of bugs have been fixed
  • The core is fully re-developed and optimized

 

 

Great job has been done by Beta Testers!

Special thank you to our Beta Testers who have worked hard during the last month and helped us find and fix lots of major and minor bugs: @dimalifragis, @verek, @tutrix, @kezeo, @wendell, @berndg, @lepalois, @fawp and others.

In case you want to say thank you !)
We'd really appreciate and be thankful if you leave a good review on plugin page. This is the best way to say thank you to this project and support team.

 
Posted : 03/08/2022 4:14 pm
Cotner, fawp, xfok and 10 people reacted
kezeo
(@kezeo)
Trusted Member
 

nice news, always the best forum solution

 
Posted : 03/08/2022 4:20 pm
BerndG, exode13, Robert and 4 people reacted
dimalifragis
(@dimalifragis)
Noble Member
 

Nice work and thank you.

I will wait 48 hours and if no updates are published in between, i will update myself.

 

(btw: this post took about 10 seconds to be posted ....)

 
Posted : 03/08/2022 4:25 pm
Martin, Excalibur and Robert reacted
99ibrahim99
(@99ibrahim99)
Eminent Member
 

This is a very professional update. Looks great, thanks! Best forum plugin. 👑

https://gezegenforum.com
Converted from Mybb to Wpforo 😉

 
Posted : 03/08/2022 4:46 pm
BerndG, Martin, Excalibur and 1 people reacted
Wendell
(@wendell)
Reputable Member
 

Thank you for this great update, jam-packed with lots of goodies! 🙂

I did notice one small oddity after upgrading from beta 2.0.0.4 to 2.0.1 -- the avatar displayed in the sidebar widget uses a different image URL than the profile page:

Widget avatar URL

 https://mytestsite.com/wp-content/gravatars/harnessmedia_1.jpg 

Profile avatar URL

 https://mytestsite.com/wp-content/uploads/wpforo/avatars/harnessmedia_1.jpg ?lm=1659545132

Hope that helps! 🙂

 
Posted : 03/08/2022 4:51 pm
Robert
(@robert)
Support Team Admin
Topic starter
 
Posted by: @wendell

I did notice one small oddity after upgrading from beta 2.0.0.4 to 2.0.1 -- the avatar displayed in the sidebar widget uses a different image URL than the profile page:

I think this is a plugin conflict or just another unintuitive cache affection. I'd recommend delete user caches in wpForo > Overview admin page and delete all kind of caches.

Also, try to update your profile by clicking the update button and use private/incognito tab to check.

In case you want to say thank you !)
We'd really appreciate and be thankful if you leave a good review on plugin page. This is the best way to say thank you to this project and support team.

 
Posted : 03/08/2022 5:00 pm
Excalibur reacted
dimalifragis
(@dimalifragis)
Noble Member
 

@wendell I see the Avatar issue in this site also.

 
Posted : 03/08/2022 5:53 pm
RealAct
(@realact)
Estimable Member
 

This seems like a solid update and probably the best WPForo version yet.

Congrats guys!

 
Posted : 03/08/2022 6:24 pm
Robert and Martin reacted
VereK
(@verek)
Honorable Member
 

Well done @Robert and the team.

I will update the sites I run in about 72 hours starting with the no frills sites.

 
Posted : 03/08/2022 9:10 pm
Macky, Robert and RealAct reacted
selinahub
(@selinahub)
Estimable Member
 

THİS İS AMAZINNGGG!!!!

 
Posted : 03/08/2022 10:53 pm
Robert reacted
adisaputro
(@adisaputro)
Estimable Member
 

Congratulations, finally I could saw wpforo 2.0 on production site. More modern and fast loading.

 
Posted : 04/08/2022 1:36 am
Robert reacted
kezeo
(@kezeo)
Trusted Member
 

hello addons are updated too ?

 
Posted : 04/08/2022 4:59 am
falcontrans
(@falcontrans)
New Member
 

good

 
Posted : 04/08/2022 6:44 am
Chris
(@chris)
Support Team Admin
 

@kezeo,

The addons are updated to 3.0 version. Working with wpForo 2.0

In case you want to say thank you !)
We'd really appreciate and be thankful if you leave a good review on plugin page. This is the best way to say thank you to this project and support team.

 
Posted : 04/08/2022 8:17 am
xfok reacted
Macky
(@percysgrowroom)
Noble Member
 

This looks awesome, well done everyone for the hard work youll put in! I wont update just yet, but will over the weekend if everything goes smooth 🙂 Congrats on finally getting there! You all deserve a vacation lol 

Check out my Wpforo forum, lots of customisations and add ons 🙂
Percys Grow Room

 
Posted : 04/08/2022 2:49 pm
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